Mr Juan Carlos Riesco > Carey > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
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Work Department

Arbitration / Litigation / Public Law.


Parner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Litigation Group.


His practice is focused mainly on civil and commercial litigation, antitrust and regulatory litigation, as well as national and international arbitration.

Recognized in Litigation and Arbitration, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Litigation, Best Lawyers.

Co-author of the article “Comments on the Increasing Impact of Anti-Corruption rules in International Arbitration”, CAM Santiago (2019).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter in the Chambers Global Practice Guide: Litigation, Chambers and Partners (2019).


Spanish and English.


Foreign Associate, International Arbitration practice, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington DC (2014).
Member of the panel of young arbitrators, Arbitration and Mediation Center, Santiago Chamber of Commerce.
Member of the Advisory Committee of the Chilean Institute of Procedural Law (2011).
Professor of Civil Procedure Reform Diploma, Universidad Católica de Chile (2011).
Professor of Civil Law, Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello (2009-2012).
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
Degree on Modern Civil and Commercial Rules for Contracting, Universidad de Chile (2008).
LL.M., UC Berkeley (2013).
Degree on Administrative Litigation, Universidad Católica de Chile (2016).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Juan Carlos RiescoCarey

The 22-strong practice at full-service market mainstay Carey has successfully litigated on behalf of global corporations, financial institutions, local companies, foreign investors and the Republic of Chile, among others. The department houses extensive experience in national and international commercial and investment arbitration across a wide range of sectors, including media, construction, energy, mining and pharmaceuticals. Its four co-heads are commercial arbitration specialist Gonzalo Fernández; insolvency, bankruptcy and construction disputes expert, Ricardo Reveco; environmental disputes and commercial arbitration specialist Aldo Molinari; and Juan Carlos Riesco, who is recommended for antitrust and regulatory litigation and arbitration, cover the waterfront of disputes matters. Strong support is provided by senior associate Alvaro Carreño, who runs the office’s day-to-day white-collar crime practice, and associates Roberto Villaseca and Mónica Pérez, who are members of the litigation and arbitration groups respectively.

Chile > Public law

The eight-member public law department at full-service firm Carey covers the spectrum of administrative law, constitutional law, regulated markets and contentious-administrative dispute resolution. The practice group is highly rated for its prowess in litigation, constitutional rights, public procurement and public concessions, sanctioning procedures and regulatory compliance. It also serves as a strong back-up to the firm’s practices in energy, environmental law, telecoms, life sciences, construction and infrastructure, as well as antitrust, mining, IT and IP. Ignacio Gillmore has vast experience in administrative contracts, litigation and public tenders; Gonzalo Fernández heads the litigation group; and Juan Carlos Riesco who made partner back in 2018, belongs to both the litigation and public law groups. At associate level, Camilo Lledó assists with public contracts and concessions, litigation and regulatory issues. Former associate Constanza Hube left to become director of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Foro Constitucional.